Sunday, July 18, 2010

no strings attached

my girlfriend wanted an acoustic guitar cake for her hubby's birthday. it was a fun cake to do and a lot easier than i thought it would be! i was really happy about that; i was a bit nervous to attempt this one.i was lucky enough to have my Mom with me again on this job. we ran out of time and ideas on how to get the strings to attach and stay straight. we even cut the strings off of my husbands "camping"guitar that was buried in the garage (we haven't been camping in years!) and tried those out. still no luck. BUT we figured out how to do it next time!

bunnies, flowers and butterflies - oh my

this 4 layer chocolate cake with oreo filling was done for a sweet little girl who is getting big. this was her request for her cake. it took me a while to come up with the idea in my head of what i was going to do, but i was very happy with the outcome.

cookie truffles

alright. here they are with the recepie.
*take 180z of your favorite boxed cookie (any cookie would probably work just fine) oreo, fudgeo, chocolate chip, coconut cream - whatever tickles your taste buds. crumble them up, personally, i like to freeze them for a few minutes and then chop them up in my food processor so pieces are nice and small.
*next add 4oz of cream cheese to the cookie crumbs. mix well.
*once combined, take mixture by the teaspoonfull and roll into a ball.
*place in the freezer again for a few minutes until set.
*in the mean time, melt 18oz of chocolate chips with one tbsp of shortning in the microwave or on the stove.
*once melted, remove and stir until all chips have disappeared. take balls out of freezer and drop into the chocolate.
*place on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper and let set again. take out a few minutes before serving.

cupcake in a jar

i didn't invent these but whoever did is amazing! they are so cute! these were vanilla cupcakes with raspberry and Bavarian cream and then they were topped with chocolate and vanilla icing.

lots to do

well hello my friends. i haven't been on here in a while and i have a lot to update, including a really great recipe for some super easy truffles! first of all, my girlfriend asked me to do a 10th anniversary cake for her and her hubby. she wanted something that they would all enjoy and represent them as a family. so we came up with the idea of a boat. i have never, obviously, done that before. but it was a great challenge and had quite a few firsts that went with it.... like trying to make people!

my Mom made these.... ummmm.... creepers! it was late and we couldn't stop laughing. she wanted them to be realistic. they were a little too realistic in a really creepy way. needless to say, she felt a little rejected when i rejected them.

this was the boat that we came up with. it is more "fun" instead of "realistic". but it has their family with them and they are doing something they all love, together. i was glad that they were happy with it. it was cute.